Plan Fun Things to Do While in Canton
Located in the Atlanta metropolitan area and situated just one hour from the Blue Ridge Mountains, Canton, GA is referred to as the place “Where Metro Meets the Mountains.” The Country Inn & Suites is conveniently located off Riverstone Parkway and I-575, providing easy access to North Georgia attractions like Lake Allatoona and downtown Atlanta. Nearby recreation options include Etowah River Park and Cherokee County Aquatic Center. Six Flags Over Georgia and Amicalola Falls are less than an hour from the hotel, making each an ideal day trip destination.
- Heritage Park (2 miles)
Pack up the kids and make the two-mile trip to Heritage Park for a day of outdoor fun. Wide-open, grassy spaces and a track offer activities the whole family will enjoy.
Phone: +1 (770) 528-8810
- Gibbs Gardens (14 miles)
Visit and explore more than 200 acres of estate gardens including 24 ponds, 32 bridge crossings and 19 waterfalls.
Phone: +1 (770) 893-1881
- Lake Allatoona (15 miles)
If you’re a fan of outdoor water sports like fishing, boating and waterskiing, Lake Allatoona is the place for you. Spend the day hiking on one of the trails where you might catch a glimpse of a coyote or a deer.
- Lake Arrowhead (15 miles)
Come out and play on 540 acres of pristine lake water. Surrounded by golf courses and lovely residences, Lake Arrowhead is a scenic spot for a family outing.
- Amicalola Falls State Park (38 miles)
Hike more than 12 miles of challenging trails, take a picnic or go trout fishing when you visit this state park. Amicalola Falls, which is named for the Cherokee word meaning "Tumbling Waters," is home to the tallest cascading waterfall in the Southeast.
Phone: +1 (706) 344-1500
- Riverstone Plaza (1 mile)
Conveniently accessible from I-575 and Riverstone Parkway, this retail center includes popular stores like Ross and Michael’s.
- Antique Village Mall (4 miles)
Sort through the treasures of days gone by at the Antique Village Mall. Depression glass, antique tools, estate jewelry and more are waiting for you at this 7,000-square-foot mall.
Phone: +1 (678) 493-0847
- The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta (11 miles)
Shop and save at stores like Nike Factory Outlet, OshKosh and Gap. Don’t miss your chance to get a treat at Ghirardelli Chocolate and Ice Cream Shop before you leave.
Phone: +1 (678) 540-7040
- Downtown Canton (2 miles)
Browse for curios, explore a museum, or enjoy dinner and a show at this eclectic assembly of local eateries and intriguing shops.
Phone: +1 (770) 704-1500
- Rock Barn (2 miles)
A unique expression of Georgia history, this exhibition and event center was built in 1906 and is believed to be the only existing rock barn in the state.
Phone: +1 (770) 345-3288
- Funk Heritage Center (9 miles)
You won’t want to miss this premier American Indian interpretive site, located on the Reinhardt University campus. Explore artifacts, presentations and films that tell the history of Native Americans and early settlers in the Southeast.
Phone: +1 (770) 720-5970
- Six Flags White Water (26 miles)
Plunge 10 stories down the Dive Bomber, the park's tallest waterslide, or twist through total darkness in Black River Falls. Prefer a slower-paced ride? Kick back and take a river cruise down Little Hooch River.
Phone: +1 (770) 948-9290
- Six Flags Over Georgia (40 miles)
Drop 200 feet on Acrophobia, fly through the streets of Gotham on BATMAN: The Ride, or hop on a train at Rabun Gap Railroad Station for a locomotive tour of the entire park. With an expansive selection of rides and attractions, Six Flags offers fun for the whole family.
Phone: +1 (770) 739-3400
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